I obtained a B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, and a Ph.D. in Entomology at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. I did my Ph.D. training with Dr. Michael Strand studying the microbial regulation of molting in mosquitoes, and subsequently worked on insect gut microbiota-immune system interactions in Dr. Nancy Moran’s laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. I joined the faculty in the Department of Entomology at UW-Madison in 2019. I can serve as the major advisor for graduate students from Entomology and Microbiology.
Phone: (608) 262-6919
Ph.D. student, Entomology
I am interested in how interactions with the microbial community impact vector competence in mosquitoes, particularly in the context of mosquito adaptations to domestic and urban environments.